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What Is Dry Eye Due To MGD?

There Are Two Types Of Dry Eye Disease, Each With A Different Root Cause.

  • Aqueous-deficient dry eye occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough of the water layer of your tears, making it impossible for the surface of the eye to remain sufficiently hydrated.
  • Evaporative dry eye, also known as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), occurs when the meibomian glands, which produce the important oily layer for your tears, don’t function properly. This oil keeps the tears stable, slowing down evaporation. MGD interferes with the production of this oil, which causes your tears to evaporate more quickly than normal.

Evaporative dry eye is far more common. In fact, 86% of dry eye disease is due to meibomian gland dysfunction. 1 This means that using artificial tears and prescriptions to increase tear production only help a mere 14% of dry eye sufferers. For the vast majority of dry eye patients, addressing the malfunctioning meibomian glands is the key to alleviating their symptoms.

In recent studies, it has been shown that MGD starts with the overpopulation of bacteria on the eyelids and lashes. 2 When bacteria are left to grow on the eyelid margin, they can trigger the vicious circle of MGD: the bacteria cause inflammation and block the secretion of the oily tear layer, which in turn can cause the proliferation of more bacteria.

If you can manage the overpopulation of bacteria on the eyelids then may be able to stop the vicious cycle of MGD before it begins.

The #1 Prescribed eyelid
and eyelash Spray

Introducing Avenova

Avenova is the only truly pure hypochlorous acid (HOCl) product that manages the overpopulation of bacteria and is free of bleach impurities, making it safe and effective for long-term use. Avenova is designed for the removal of foreign materials including microorganisms and debris on and around the eyelid margins that may be associated with Blepharitis, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), and Dry Eye.

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What Doctors & Patients say about Avenova

After wearing contacts without problems for 20 years I was diagnosed with MGD and blepharitis and after 2 weeks of using Avenova my eyes have never felt or looked better. I'm definitely impressed!

EJM - A Patient

Just wanted to say I've been using Avenova for about 6 weeks. I noticed improvement in my symptoms the very next day, and after that the symptoms went entirely away. I can't believe that for over 10 years of suffering with Dry Eye Syndrome, blepharitis and MGD that there is a product that totally eliminates all the pain, discomfort and swelling. This product is truly a miracle. Thanks so much!

MS - A Patient

I have been using the product for over a year and it has eliminated my eyelid problems with Blepharitis. I used to use an antibiotic ointment but no longer need it. Avenova is an effective product. — PM

MP - A Patient

How Can Avenova Help?

Effective against a wide range of bacteria that grow on the eyelids

Clean formulation without extra buffers, preservatives, detergents, or bleach impurities

Gentle, refreshing, and soothing for everyday lid and lash use

May be used alone or in conjunction with products for MGD, dry eye, or blepharitis

The #1 Prescribed eyelid and eyelash Spray is now available without a prescription

Your Lid and Lash Solution!

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the above testimonials are those of the patients and physicians. They do not necessarily reflect the official policy or claims of NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

1. Lemp MA, Crews LA, Bron AJ, Foulks GN, Sullivan BD. Distribution of aqueous-deficient and evaporative dry eye in a clinic-based patient cohort: a retrospective study. Cornea. 2012; 31 (5):472-8.

2. Baudouin C, Messmer EM, Aragona P, et al Revisiting the vicious circle of dry eye disease: a focus on the pathophysiology of meibomian gland dysfunction. British Journal of Ophthalmology 2016;100:300-306.